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delta910
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 Message 1 of 82
24 November 2009 at 12:57am | IP Logged 
On average, how many hours a day do you study your target language(s)?

For Spanish, I usually do about 4 hours doing various tasks such as:Shadowing, listening, reading,and vocabulary review. This is my main language at the time.

For Arabic, I put in about a good hour and half of studying. I'm still in the early stages of the language so I mainly:Read, listen a lot,and vocabulary review. If I am in the mood, I'll look over a grammar book just to get the feel for the grammar.

So in a night, even if it is a school night, which may change next year, I do about a total of five and a half hours. This is all depending if I have other things planed.



cordelia0507
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 Message 2 of 82
24 November 2009 at 1:09am | IP Logged 
You have an amazing study discipline delta910. Well done.

I don't have any set time because my schedule varies. I'll fit in as much as I can, when I can... Sometimes several hours, sometimes half an hour.

I also don't want to overdo it and get bored or "burned out".
I have "been there, done that" several times over with boring force-fed language classes at school. Never again!

This time it's the languages I, want.. how and when I want it...

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Juan M.
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24 November 2009 at 1:26am | IP Logged 
Four hours of study with one-hour blocks per language, plus another one of watching soaps and listening to the news.
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Guido
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24 November 2009 at 1:49am | IP Logged 
I watch one hour of soap operas and/or news, read the newspaper (or a book) and after
that I write something (up to 10 lines usually). If I have time, I try to think in the L2
for 10 or 15 minutes too. I do this exercises both for Swedish, Dutch and Italian (about
2 hours each one approx.)
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numerodix
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 Message 5 of 82
24 November 2009 at 3:18am | IP Logged 
I do about 2-3 hours of work out of a textbook in Italian. This happens daily. Then I do half an hour of reading a novel, which is a bit less regular. Then I do anywhere between half an hour and an hour and a half of tv/movie watching with content dubbed in Italian. This again is not strictly regular, but happens maybe half the time. So all in all I average a little over 3 hours.

It has been (only?) (already!) 3 months, so I hope I can keep going at this pace for maybe a year and see where it gets me.

Edited by numerodix on 24 November 2009 at 3:21am

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sweychan
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24 November 2009 at 3:52am | IP Logged 
Well, when learning french I do the easiest and that is going to classes, besides I read books, I watch TV shows , etc and as for swedish, well it's really hard to find swedish classes where I live so I just stick to books, TV shows and the internet



maaku
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 Message 7 of 82
24 November 2009 at 4:06am | IP Logged 
Half an hour a day when I can.

Slow and steady.. that's the best you can do when you get a job and get married
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Levi
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 Message 8 of 82
24 November 2009 at 5:02am | IP Logged 
cordelia0507 wrote:
You have an amazing study discipline delta910. Well done.

I don't have any set time because my schedule varies. I'll fit in as much as I can, when I can... Sometimes several hours, sometimes half an hour.

I also don't want to overdo it and get bored or "burned out".
I have "been there, done that" several times over with boring force-fed language classes at school. Never again!

This time it's the languages I, want.. how and when I want it...

This is my philosophy too. My schedule is too hectic to set aside a certain amount of time every day, but I try to do something in at least two languages every day. I usually do a little bit of study in the morning and more at night, and recently I've also begun reading in foreign languages on my breaks at work. That usually comes out to anywhere from a half-hour to three hours a day. I could probably do more, but I have a full-time job and I like to get a lot of sleep.


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